When Philosophy’s new Hope in a Jar with SPF 20 came out, I was pretty excited to try it. I was a fan of the original product and thought I couldn’t go wrong with the new and improved version.
Unfortunately, this SPF version of Hope in a Jar is not for me. While Philosophy’s Hope in a Jar with SPF 20 looks and smells just like it’s predecessor, it is not exactly the same. The consistency in this moisturizer is a little thicker than before. It seemed fluffy as if this moisturizer was whipped and that didn’t make for a good application for me. I found that it never seemed to fully absorb into my skin and left it feeling pretty greasy right off the bat. I didn’t have this problem before and it wasn’t one I’d put up with for very long. A few days after picking up a full size jar at Sephora, I went back to exchange it for the original Hope in a Jar and some Peter Thomas Roth Instant Mineral SPF 30. I found that worked out much better for me.
For fans of the original Hope in a Jar, I’d suggest asking for a sample of this product before shelling out your $45.